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This London Parking Space Requires the Driver to Exit the Vehicle Through the Sunroof

If you own a car, you need to have a space to park it, and this makes the price tags soar through the roof. Click here to read more.  

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AGC Sunroof Loses the Sliding Shade

The special coating technology developed by AGC recently for automotive glass has cleared the reliability evaluation required and also achieved unprecedented solar control and heat insulation performance. Click here to read more.  

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Driver Pulled Through Sunroof Just as Vehicle Sinks

A firefighter jumped into the water, rushed to the vehicle, broke the back window and climbed through, making his way to the driver. She was stuck and the water was up to her shoulders. Click here to read more.  

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A Closer Look at the 2022 Mahindra Scorpio

The new Scorpio includes connected car tech, wireless phone charger, dual-zone climate control, and a single-pane sunroof, as well as keyless entry with push button start, and auto headlights and wipers. Click here to read more.  

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BMW Recall Affects 61,000 Vehicles Sold in U.S.

BMW issued a recall for 61,000 vehicles with sunroof software issues. The sunroof function control unit may be incorrectly programmed and allow the sunroof to close without the key fob’s presence in the vehicle. The vehicles under recall are equipped … Continue reading

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This Six-Wheeled MINI Cooper S Limousine Has a Sunroof and a Pool

Back in 2014, MINI presented a special production show car, a Cooper S Limousine, that would leave press and fans picking their jaws up off the floor during the Athens Olympics. Click here to read more.  

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South Carolina Man Jumped On Car, Fired Shots Through Sunroof

Shamauri Raja’Un McCall, 24, of Columbia, was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted murder and domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. The charges stem from an incident Dec. 11, 2021, according to deputies. Click here to read more. … Continue reading

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Workers on a Construction Barge Rescue Mother and Baby After Their Car Plunges Into Lake in China

Dramatic footage shows the two men use a digger to hold up the car before smashing through its sunroof and helping the woman and child to safety. The car careened into Taihu Lake on March 29. Click here to read … Continue reading

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2022 Mahindra Scorpio Might Come with Two Different Sunroof Options

The new-generation Mahindra Scorpio is reported to debut in the month of June, which will be followed by its market launch. The SUV’s new model is currently its final testing phase. Click here to read more.  

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Ford Mustang Mach-E Glass Roof Recall Takes Six Months to Reach Europe

In a globalized world, you’d expect globalized products to have the same treatment everywhere at the same time – especially if that involves safety concerns. Click here to read more.  

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Car Break-ins Expected to Increase as Weather Gets Nicer

If you lock your car doors, roll up your windows and close your sunroof, Berkson says your car will be a less desirable target. Also, don’t leave your valuables in your car or in plain sight. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Teen Driver Charged by Kingston Police After Girl Spotted Standing Up Through Sunroof

The 17-year-old driver was charged under the Highway Traffic Act with failing to wear a seatbelt, speeding and failing to surrender her driver’s license. She was also cautioned about careless driving in regards to the passenger sticking out of the … Continue reading

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Tata Harrier 140 PS Version Modified with Aftermarket Panoramic Sunroof

Tata Harrier is one of the most popular 5-seater SUV in its respective segment. It was initially launched in 2019 and a year after that, Tata introduced the revised Harrier with more features including a much more powerful engine. The … Continue reading

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Alexander Man Honored for Heroism After Pulling Four Through Sunroof of Burning Car

An Alexander man has been honored with a national award after placing himself in danger to pull two women and two children from a burning vehicle last year. Click here to read more.  

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2022 Peugeot 3008 GT Sport AWD Plug-In Hybrid Pricing and Features

One of the first electrified models from the French brand, the Peugeot 308 PHEV launches with a long list of standard features, including a dual-pane electric sunroof. Click here to read more.  

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Fisker’s Ocean SUV Rolls Back Every Window at Once for that California Feeling

Fisker Inc. debuted its Ocean SUV vehicle to the European market at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, revealing pricing for the all-electric vehicle ahead of its November release. The Fisker Ocean SUV also has the option for a solar … Continue reading

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Driver Escapes Through Sunroof After He Mistakenly Reverses Audi RS6 into River

The driver of a new Audi RS6 Avant managed to escape through the sunroof of his vehicle after he accidentally drove it into the Neckar River in the German town of Gundelsheim on February 13. The 37-year-old owner, who was able … Continue reading

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Here’s What Happens to Your Panoramic Sunroof in a Rollover Crash

Consumer Reports found that crash tests conducted by government agencies have shown that a sunroof is insignificant when it comes to evaluating the overall strength of a roof. Click here to read more.  

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London’s New Electric Buses have Sunroofs, Charging Points and Phone Holders

Londoners have been treated to some snazzy new buses featuring charging points, phone holders and sunroofs. The all-electric buses, which have been introduced on the capital’s route 63, have been hailed as the way to get commuters out of their cars … Continue reading

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Minivan Fills with Snow After Sunroof Left Open on 63-Degree Day

With record high temperatures in New England to start the weekend, Saturday presented the perfect opportunity to enjoy the warm air and take a drive with the windows down. . . as long as you remembered to close them back up … Continue reading

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Man in Car Shot by Gunman Firing From Sunroof on Bronx Expressway

A man was shot on the Bronx’s Major Deegan Expressway early Friday by a passing driver who fired shots from his sunroof, police said. The victim was the passenger in a car cruising down the southbound lanes of the expressway, … Continue reading

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Man Caught Hanging Out of Sunroof ‘Wanted to be TikTok Famous’

The passenger was apparently ‘hoping to become TikTok famous’ by recording himself hanging out of the sunroof. It seems the fun was cut a little short after police saw the events unfold in an unmarked police car. Click here to … Continue reading

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Apple Has Created a Smart Sunroof That Lets You Decide How Much Light You Want Inside

Most recently, the iPhone maker has patented a new sunroof design whose purpose would be to make it possible for drivers to decide just how much light they want inside. Click here to read more.  

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7-Year-Old Standing in Car Sunroof is Youngest Manja Victim

Aarav Kade was enjoying a car ride with his family members on Koradi Road. He was standing in the car’s open sunroof when a loose nylon manja got entangled around his neck. Click here to read more.  

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You Probably Don’t Know the Difference Between a Moonroof and a Sunroof

This might be one of automotive culture’s most hard-fought battles, and it’s lasted a good, long while: Is it a sunroof or moonroof? Click here to read more.  

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Tree Branch Strikes Vehicle, Shatters Sunroof, Injures Woman

A tree branch fell through the sunroof of a vehicle while two people from DuBois were driving in Clearfield County. A large tree branch fell from a tree, striking the roof of the vehicle, shattering the sunroof, cracking the windshield, … Continue reading

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California Court to Judge Honda Sunroof Class Action Case

A class action lawsuit against Honda alleges a manufacturing defect in sunroofs and moonroofs of the 2015 to 2020 Honda and Acura vehicles. Mary Tappana of Webb City, Mo., Darryl Roberts of Tacoma, Wash., and Dustin Fulcomer of Riverview, Fla., … Continue reading

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Car Driven with Wooden Plank Nailed to Sunroof on M25 in Hertfordshire

A driver was stopped after being spotted with a piece of wood nailed to where the car’s sunroof glass should have been. Click here to read more.

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Woman Climbs Out of Sunroof After Rohnert Park Crash

A woman was taken to a hospital on Wednesday after she crashed into a parked truck in Rohnert Park and her vehicle flipped onto its side, authorities said. Click here to read more.  

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Sunroof Lawsuit Against Mercedes-Benz Dismissed

An Illinois judge has dismissed with prejudice a class action lawsuit against Mercedes-Benz for the unexpected shattering of sunroofs. On June 14, 2020, Bruce Pickens filed suit against Mercedes-Benz, Daimler AG, Saint-Gobain Sekurit and Napleton Autowerks of Indiana Inc. on … Continue reading

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Leaky Times: Readers Respond to Class Action Lawsuit Against Chrysler

A class action lawsuit between David Cox and Chrysler that settled in September 2020 garnered various responses from car owners who read glassBYTEs.com and continues to do so. According to a judge’s order, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) agreed to pay … Continue reading

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Recalls to Keep an Eye On

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued three recalls from Ford Motor Company (Ford), BMW, Newmar Corporation (Newmar), and Daimler Vans USA, LLC (Daimler). Ford Ford recently issued a safety recall for select truck models. According to the … Continue reading

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Class Action Complaint Filed Against Mercedes-Benz for Alleged Spontaneous Sunroof Breakage

Bruce Pickens has become the lead plaintiff in a class action complaint, filed in Illinois, against Mercedes-Benz, Daimler AG, Saint-Gobain Sekurit (Saint Gobain), and Napleton Autowerks of Indiana, Inc. (Napleton Autowerks). In the class action complaint, Pickens alleges the German … Continue reading

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Judge Grants Plaintiff’s Class Certification Motion

Federal Court Judge Joseph Dickson made rulings on several matters in Volvo’s ongoing sunroof class action lawsuit this week. According to Judge Dickson’s order, the plaintiffs’ renewed motion for class certification is to be served on the defendant Volvo, on … Continue reading

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Tesla Owner Sues Automaker Over Alleged Defects

Entewan Faragalla recently filed a class action complaint in California against Tesla Inc. and Tesla Motors (collectively Tesla). Faragalla alleges the auto manufacturer’s vehicles are “defective insofar as they are equipped with defective touchscreen media control units (MCU(s)) which routinely fail … Continue reading

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Kia Exploding Sunroof Case Could Continue

Kia Motors America, Inc. (Kia) could soon be headed to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals over alleged defects in its sunroofs found in some of its models. Tom Kondash, and several others, originally filed a lawsuit in July of … Continue reading

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GM Pumps the Brakes on its Sunroof Lawsuit

Kelley Gaines is back in California’s Southern District Court for another opportunity to sue General Motors Company (GM) over an alleged warranty violation caused by a leaking sunroof in her leased Cadillac. A judge previously dismissed portions of her previous … Continue reading

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Judge Dismisses Several Claims in Nissan Sunroof Lawsuit

It’s been more than a year since Nissan North America was hit with a lawsuit claiming certain models have defective panoramic glass sunroofs, which may cause them to explode spontaneously. However, the manufacturer made headway in the case when U.S. … Continue reading

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Mitsubishi Recalls Nearly 57,000 Vehicles for Sunroof Detachment Defect

There’s been a lot of attention on faulty sunroofs lately, and Mitsubishi Motors North America is one of the latest automakers caught in the mix. The company has issued a recall for certain 2007-2010 Outlander, 2008-2010 Lancer, 2009-2010 Lancer Evolution, … Continue reading

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BMW Hit with Lawsuit Over Alleged Shattering Sunroofs

A lawsuit has been filed against BMW alleging several of the company’s makes and models were designed with defective panoramic sunroofs and moonroofs that are prone to shattering. The lawsuit has been filed in the District of New Jersey and … Continue reading

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Plaintiffs Seek Statewide Class Certification against Hyundai

Hyundai is facing a statewide class-action lawsuit, if the plaintiffs are granted certification in the 2015 case surrounding the automaker’s alleged defective panoramic sunroofs. In 2015, Billy Glenn, an Alabama resident, filed a lawsuit against the company for allegedly knowing … Continue reading

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Chrysler Lawsuit Regarding Leaking Sunroofs Seeks Class Action Status

The lawsuit against Chrysler for leaking sunroofs is still trying to reach class-action status. The lawsuit, which was first filed in 2014, alleges the manufacturer was negligent in disclosing to owners that regular maintenance is needed on affected vehicles’ sunroof … Continue reading

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VW Recalls 2,340 Audi Q5 SUVs in Russia Over Sunroof Water Problems: Standards Agency

VW Recalls 2,340 Audi Q5 SUVs in Russia Over Sunroof Water Problems: Standards Agency

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Hyundai Squabbles Over Schedule in Sunroof Lawsuit

The U.S. District Court of California has set a May 1, 2017, deadline for expert reports or declarations in support of class certification to be delivered to the court in a lawsuit over spontaneously shattering Hyundai sunroofs. In a lawsuit … Continue reading

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German Auto Parts Supplier Webasto Plans Largest China Sunroof Plant

German Auto Parts Supplier Webasto Plans Largest China Sunroof Plant

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BMW Settles Two Class-Action Lawsuits

BMW has settled two class-action lawsuits that claimed the manufacturer’s sunroofs were defective on certain makes and models, resulting in thousands of dollars’ worth of damage not covered under warranty.  The lawsuit, which was brought forth by California residents Monita … Continue reading

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Hyundai Denied Motion to Dismiss Sunroof Suit

A California judge has denied Hyundai’s motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit brought against the car company for allegedly defective sunroofs. Continue reading

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Ford Recalls 2014 Vehicles to Reinstall Panoramic Sunroofs

Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 900 2014 Ford Transit Connect vehicles to reinstall panoramic roofs, according to the automaker. Continue reading

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Most of Shattered Sunroof Lawsuit Against Hyundai Dropped

Billy Glenn, owner of a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, has filed a lawsuit against Hyundai after the car’s panoramic sunroof allegedly shattered without cause, only to experience the same incident with its replacement. The plaintiff claims the panoramic sunroofs … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Chrysler Over Alleged Sunroof Defect

Six Chrysler owners have filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against the automaker in U.S. District Court of New Jersey alleging that a defect in the sunroofs causes them to leak. Continue reading

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VW Recalls Certain Beetle Models Over Potential Panoramic Sunroof Issue

Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Beetle vehicles manufactured June 13, 2013, to July 3, 2014, reporting that “the glass sunroofs in the affected vehicles may break when the vehicles are operated over a hard road surface or strike a pothole.” Continue reading

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Volvo Argues in Favor of Appeal to Halt Sunroof Class Action Lawsuit

In their appeal to overturn a lower court’s approval of a six-state class action over an alleged sunroof defect, Volvo’s attorneys claim, “[T]he certified classes include former owners of class vehicles, many of which now reside in a junkyard. And former owners have no need to repair a vehicle they no longer own and that functioned without incident for as long as they owned it.” Continue reading

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NHTSA, Ford Recall Certain Ford Escapes Over Potential Sunroof Urethane Issue

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Ford have recalled select 2014 model-year Ford Escapes due to a potential issue with the urethane bond between the panorama sunroof and the attaching bracket. Continue reading

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Some Ford Escapes Recalled for Panorama Roof Glass Urethane Issue

Ford has issued a safety recall for select 2014 model-year Escapes for a “potential issue with panorama roof glass that may have an improperly cured urethane bond between the glass and the attaching bracket.” Continue reading

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BMW Files Motions to Dismiss, Strike Class Action Status in Sunroof Case

Though the judge in the U.S. Northern District Court of California recently gave plaintiffs the opportunity to file a second-amended complaint, in two new filings, BMW’s attorneys claim the case should be dismissed for “lack of standing” and have asked the judge to strike the class allegations. The plaintiffs allege their vehicles suffered water damage after the drainage tubes installed to pull water away from the sunroofs did not properly work. Continue reading

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BMW Attorneys Cite Recent Ninth Circuit Opinion as Support to Dismiss

Attorneys for BMW of North America (NA) claim a recent decision by the Ninth Circuit Court supports their motion to dismiss a case brought by BMW owners in the U.S. Northern District Court of California, San Francisco division, over an alleged sunroof defect. BMW’s attorneys filed a statement with the court claiming, “The arguments made by BMW NA to dismiss plaintiffs’ warranty claims are the exact holdings of the Ninth Circuit in [Troup versus Toyota Motor Corp.]”
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Webasto Invests More Than $8.7 Million into Chinese Plant

Webasto has announced a new Chongqing, China plant location. With an area encompassing approximately 172,200 square feet, the newly constructed site represents a total investment more than $8.7 million. According to a statement from the company, medium-term planning calls for … Continue reading

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Audi Issues Recall Over Possible “Sunroof Shattering”

Audi has issued a recall through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for certain model-year 2013 to 2014 Audi A8 and S8 vehicles due to possible sunroof shattering. The defect was traced back to the production of the glass.
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New Jersey Judge Upholds Six-State Class-Action Lawsuit over Alleged Volvo Sunroof Defect

A New Jersey U.S. District Court judge has denied Volvo’s motion to reconsider the six-state class-action status of a lawsuit filed over an alleged defect in the automaker’s sunroofs, which plaintiffs claim allows water to flood their vehicles. Continue reading

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BMW Owners Oppose Automaker’s Motion to Dismiss Class Action Status of Alleged Sunroof Defect Case

Attorneys representing two BMW owners have opposed the automaker’s motion for the court to dismiss the class action status in a lawsuit over an alleged sunroof defect in the U.S. Northern District Court of California, San Francisco division. The owners allege their vehicles suffered water damage after the drainage tubes installed to pull water away from the sunroofs did not properly work. Continue reading

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